Category Archives: Rockabilly

Country Boogie Woogie

While the origin of the term is in debate, there are numerous stories that almost make sense but cannot be verified. However, 20th century blues, country and rock and roll were rife with the reference and it turned into a guitar lick, a piano run, and a salty reference on the standup. Deeper Roots will be spending time with the country versions, inherited (nee appropriated) from the rhythm and blues form … and a little bit of history as well. We’ve got the classic country sounds of Sheb Wooley, Johnny Tyler, and The Delmore Brothers paired up with higher octane country Americana from Dale Watson, Robert Gordon, and Asleep at the Wheel. Chuck Berry once said “It used to be called boogie-woogie, it used to be called blues, used to be called rhythm & blues…it’s called rock now”. You can quote me in enlightening that observation by calling it “one nascent stream that emptied into a swift river.” Tune in Friday evenings here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Merrill Moore Nola Boogie Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 1] Amazon
3Al Dexter & His Troopers Saturday Night Boogie Hillibilly Boogie! Amazon
4Hardrock Gunter Boogie Woogie On A Saturday Night Gravy Train: Hillbilly Meets R&B Amazon
5Vance Morris & His Alabama Playboys Crazy About The Boogie Hillbilly Boogie Box [Disc 4] Amazon
6Hank Snow Rhumba Boogie Hillbilly Boogie Box [Disc 4] Amazon
7Johnny Tyler Oakie Boogie Southern Belle [Disc 1] Amazon
8Sheb Wooley Mule Boogie Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
9Johnny Bond Alabama Boogie Boy Put Me To Bed Amazon
10Bob Newman Hangover Boogie Crossroads In Cowtown Amazon
11Skeets McDonald The Southland Boogie Skeets McDonald – One Classic Album & Singles Collection Amazon
12Dale Watson Texas Boogie Cheatin' Heart Attack Amazon
13Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Stratosphere Boogie Stratosphere Boogie Amazon
14Merle Travis Merle's Boogie Woogie Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
15Les Paul Guitar Boogie Trio's Complete Decca Recordings Plus (1936-47) [Disc 2] Amazon
16Kate Mackenzie Pan American Boogie Steel Rails: Classic Railroad Songs, Vol. 1 Amazon
17Doc Watson Freight Train Boogie Songs From Home Amazon
18Red Foley Hobo Boogie The Essential Recordings Amazon
19The Delmore Brothers Peach Street Boogie The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 15 Amazon
20Sonny Burgess We Wanna Boogie Oxford American 11th Edition Southern Music 2009 Amazon
21Grady Martin & His Slewfoot Five Wooly Boogie The Very Best Of Amazon
22Sleepy Labeef Shot-Gun Boogie (Overdub) Sleepy Rocks Amazon
23Webb Pierce Teenage Boogie All Hits! [Disc 2] Amazon
24Robert Gordon and Link Wray Rock Billy Boogie Too Fast to live… Too Young to Die Amazon
25Asleep at the Wheel 08 Boogie Back to Texas 10 Amazon
26Tiny Hill Milk Bucket Boogie Country Music On the Mercury Label Amazon
27Little Jimmy Dickens You Better Not Do That Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
28Little Jimmy Dickens Buddy's Boogie Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
29Porky Freeman Boogie Woogie Boy Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys: The West Coast Indies Amazon
30Tennessee Ernie Ford Blackberry Boogie Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 1] Amazon
31Tennessee Ernie Ford False Hearted Girl Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon
32Asleep at the Wheel Choo Choo Ch'Boogie The Best of Asleep at the Wheel Amazon
33Tennessee Ernie Ford Shot-Gun Boogie Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon

Rock Bop & Roll

We’ve got a wild mix this week…sounds from the rock n’ roll archives, all done while excavating deeper into the halls of R&B, rockabilly, and country. Don’t count on the usual suspects, although there will be a few attending, but look to the under-the-radar floor pounders. The performances mostly qualify for shouts, shakes, and rocking fool’s gold, including some hillbilly ranters, New Orleans panters, and country banters. Tune in for some obscure Eddie Cochran alongside sounds from Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats, Sax Kari & His Ballin’ Blues Band, Royce Porter with The Kounts, and the Brewster Avenue Rhythm Boys. We’re Deeper Roots… and we’re going deeper on Friday mornings at 9am Pacific on KOWS 92.5 FM, repeating the following week on KWTF 88.1 FM. Check us out!

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Gene Summers School of Rock & Roll Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
3Bobby Marchan You Can't Stop Her The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 3] Amazon
4Royce Porter with the Kounts Beach of Love Banana Split for My Baby Amazon
5Huey "Piano" Smith Hush Your Mouth ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 40 Amazon
6Bobby Marchan Chicken – Wah – Wah The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 1] Amazon
7Amos Milburn Soft Pillow Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
8Sax Kari & His Ballin The Blues Band Hush Your Lyin' Mouth Stompin' – Rhythm 'N' Blues Pounders – Volume 13 Amazon
9Bill Allen Please Give Me Something Essential Rockabilly The Imperial Story Amazon
10Jerry Lee Lewis Rockin' My Life Away All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology (Disc 2) Amazon
11Bobby Brant Piano Nellie 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
12The Cochran Brothers Tired And Sleepy Somethin' Else: The Fine Lookin' Hits Of Eddie Cochran Amazon
13Johnny Burnette Please Don't Leave Me The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD1 Amazon
14Thumper Jones Rock It Classic Rockabilly Amazon
15Conway Twitty Shake It Up The Rock 'N' Roll Years CD1 Amazon
16Buck Owens Hot Dog The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990) – Disc 3 Amazon
17Bill Haley Hot Dog Buddy Buddy From Western Swing to R-O-C-K (4): Don't Knock the Rock Amazon
18Charlie Adams Cattin' Around Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album Amazon
19Dick Penner Cindy Lou Rockin' Memphis [Disc 4] Amazon
20Carmol Taylor Tell Me What to Do Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
21Werly Fairburn Everybody's Rockin' Classic Rockabilly Amazon
22Big Joe Turner Flip, Flop and Fly Big Joe Rocks Amazon
23Ronnie Self Ain't I'm A Dog? The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
24Wynn Stewart Come On California Country Amazon
25Billy Strange Hell Train Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
26Len Barrow Hades Highway Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
27Tarheel Slim Number Nine Train Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
28Vince Taylor Brand New Cadillac Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
29Eddie Cochran Fools Paradise Eddie Cochran: 2 Classic Albums Plus Singles And Session Tracks [Disc 2] Amazon
30B.B. King Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan Amazon
31Amos Milburn House Party (Tonight) Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
32Louis Jordan Caledonia The R&B Years – 1942-45 [Disc 3] Amazon
33Rollee McGill Rhythm Rockin' Boogie Shoutin' Out The Blues (R&B CD 2005-2) Amazon
34Wynonie Harris Lovin' Machine Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
35Jerry Lee Lewis Breathless All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology (Disc 1) Amazon
36Johnny Otis Willy & The Hand Jive Vol. 1-Johnny Otis R & B Dance Amazon
37Wanda Jackson Let's Have a Party Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
38Buddy Holly Brown Eyed Handsome Man Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
39Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle & Roll Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 1 Amazon

Songs About Cats

Nothing wrong with a little theme fun…and what better way to have it than with a topic that can be heard from in virtually any genre: cats. cool cats, tom cats, go cats, hep-cats, black cats, pussy cats, kitty cats and kittens…all of them are subject to our musical scrutiny in this week’s Deeper Roots show. We’ll hear from the early banjo novelty genius Harry Reser, key meddling Fats Waller, lounge swingers like Bobby Darin, Cy Coleman, and The Blue Hawaiians. And you know there’s also a hint of of black cat and pussy cat jazz and blues from Bo Carter, Bob Brozman, Benny Goodman, and Eddie Lang.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mongo Santamaria El Pussy Cat Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
3Julia Lee Scat You Cats Ugly Papa Amazon
4Bo Carter Pussy Cat Blues Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey [Disc 1] Amazon
5Bob Brozman Dead Cat On The Line Blues Reflex Amazon
6Bob Brozman Dog and Cat Hello Central, Give Me Dr. Jazz! Amazon
7Little Willie John Leave My Kitten Alone Little Willie John: All 15 of His Chart Hits from 1953-1962 Amazon
8Roy Orbison Bad Cat [Demo Recording] The Soul of Rock And Roll [Disc 1] Amazon
9Roy Orbison Cat Called Domino The Soul of Rock And Roll [Disc 1] Amazon
10Harry Reser Cat And Dog The Collection Amazon
11Harry Reser Kitten On The Keys The Collection Amazon
12Fats Waller Kitten On The Keys Music By Fats Waller Amazon
13Eddie Lang Wild Cat 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
14Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, The Benny Goodman Sextet Wholly Cats The Original Guitar Hero Amazon
15The Blue Hawaiians Searchin' for da Cat Sway Amazon
16The Blue Hawaiians Da Cat (Reprise) Sway Amazon
17Four Piece Suit Something for Cat Ready to Where? Amazon
18Cy Coleman Pussy Cat Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 8: Cocktail Capers Amazon
19Dean Martin Open Up The Doghouse (Two Cats Are Coming In) (1992 Digital Remaster) The Capitol Years [Disc 1] Amazon
20Norma Tanega Walkin' My Cat Named Dog Time Life – The Folk Years – Reason To Believe [Disc 2] Amazon
21Bobby Darin Gyp the Cat [#] Wild Cool & Swingin Amazon
22Cappy Bianco The Cat Foot Tappin' & Dance At Screamin' Festival Vol. 5 Amazon
23Lee Allen And His Band Cat Walk The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 4] Amazon
24Dave "Baby" Cortez Cat Nip Happy Organs, Wild Guitars Amazon
25Bob Dylan Cat's In The Well Under The Red Sky Amazon
26Lee Dorsey The Kitty Cat Song The Ep Collection…Plus Amazon
27The Coasters Three Cool Cats Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon
28Maria Muldaur Shout You Cats Garden Of Joy Amazon
29Jimmy Swan Country Cattin' Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album Amazon
30Charlie Walker Wild as a Wildcat The Best of Country Amazon
31Charlie Adams Cattin' Around Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album Amazon
32Louis Jordan At The Swing Cats Ball Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
33Curley Weaver & Clarence Moore Wild Cat Kitten Georgia Blues 1928-33 Amazon
34Cisco Houston The Cat Came Back The Folkways Years: 1944-1961 Amazon
35Freddie Neil & Friend Listen Kitten 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
36Tom Jones What's New Pussycat? The Best of Tom Jones [Polygram] Amazon

Rockabilly Road

Rockabilly Road
Rockabilly Road

It’s time once again to visit the wild side of rock n’ roll…unrestrained and unforgiving…and often out of tune. But that didn’t matter since it was the emotion and the sweat that filled the production gaps. A progenitor of punk, rockabilly music got its roots from hillbilly, country swing, and R&B. And it certainly owes a lot to Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley. Our show this week will cover the known and the unknown. We’ll hear tracks from the Sun stable but we’ll also dig into the digital dust bins of the Imperial, Capitol, and Decca labels for vintage examples and a few rockabilly modernists will be on hand. So get your cat clothes on and get ready for a raucous evening in West County on community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Burnette Eager Beaver Baby The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD1 Amazon
3Doc Watson Shake, Rattle And Roll Docabilly Amazon
4Mac Wiseman The Fool Teenage Hangout Amazon
5Rock*A*Teens Doggone It Baby (Alt) 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
6Robert Gordon and Link Wray Lonesome Train (On a Lonesome Track) Too Fast to live… Too Young to Die Amazon
7Wanda Jackson There's A Party Goin' On Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
8Wanda Jackson The Graveyard Shift Unfinished Business Amazon
9Merle Kilgore Everybody Needs A Little Lovin Essential Rockabilly The Imperial Story Amazon
10Bill Allen Please Give Me Something Essential Rockabilly The Imperial Story Amazon
11Warren Smith Got Love If You Want It The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Amazon
12Warren Smith Rock and Roll Ruby Rockabilly Legend Amazon
13Billy Lee Riley Baby Please Don't Go The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Amazon
14Carl Perkins Glad All Over Original Sun Greatest Hits Amazon
15Malcom Yelvington Rockin' with my Baby SUN Rockabilly Meltdown [[Disc 3]] Amazon
16Johnny Burnette Oh Baby Babe The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD1 Amazon
17Jerry Lee Lewis Real Wild Child (Wild One) The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Amazon
18Eddie Bond Rockin' Daddy Classic Rockabilly Amazon
19Ronnie Dawson Rockin' Bones Rockin' Bones: The Legendary Masters [Disc 2] Amazon
20Charlie Feathers One Hand Loose CD2 Amazon
21Charlie Feathers Bottle to the Baby Rockabilly Kings Amazon
22The Collins Kids Rock Boppin' Baby 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
23Larry Collins/Lorrie Collins Mercy Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
24Ryan Cain And The Ables Kill Devil Hillbilly Cupid And The Devil Amazon
25Ryan Cain And The Ables Cupid And The Devil Cupid And The Devil Amazon
26Bill Kirchen Rockabilly Funeral Tombstone Every Mile Amazon
27Carl Perkins All Mama's Children (with John Fogerty) Go Cat Go Amazon
28Carl Perkins Rockabilly Music (with Paul Simon) Go Cat Go Amazon
29Carl Perkins Go Cat Go Go Cat Go Amazon
30Wanda Jackson Mean Mean Man Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
31Sleepy Labeef Shot-Gun Boogie (Overdub) Sleepy Rocks Amazon
32Dean Beard Rock Around the Town The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Amazon
33Jimmy Wages Mad Man The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Amazon
34Memphis Rockabilly Band Pleated Pants Blind Pig Records 25th Anniversary Collection CD1 Amazon
35Charlie Feathers Corrina Good Rockin' Tonight Amazon
36Freddie Hart Snatch It And Grab It 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
37Hal Willis Bop-A-Dee Bop-A-Doo 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon

Deeper Fifties Fear


Deeper Fifties Fear
Deeper Fifties Fear

There was (is?) a time when the background noise (and it was loud) revolved around the likelihood that humankind would annihilate itself any day. The Cold War brought out the worst of us. Fear of your neighbor…fear of ideology or alternative ideas were the centerpiece of the day. The fear was embodied in the likelihood of the ‘big one’ dropping; yet our schools, media, and government soft-peddled the reality. The entertainment industry had it’s own take, of course; because artistic license allowed exploration from every corner, even though it would often make light of what was then assumed to be an eventuality. We’ll hear country from Charlie Louvin and Elton Britt, left-wing folkies like Pete Seeger and Mark Spoelstra, and gospel from the Golden Gate Quartet and The Spirit of Memphis Quartet. It’s a combination of novelty, contemporary takes on old standards, and vintage sounds (both musical and otherwise) in our Deeper Roots episode that explores the American way called ‘duck and cover’. 

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fred Kirby When That Hell Bomb Falls Atomic Platters Amazon
3Ferlin Husky Let's Keep the Communists Out 1949-1950 (Warped 498F) Amazon
4Armed Forces How to spot a communist Public Service Amazon
5Jackie Doll and his Pickled Peppers When They Drop The Atomic Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
6Karl & Harty When The Atom Bomb Fell Atomic Platters Amazon
7Dr. Strangelove and the Fallouts Love That Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
8Charlie Louvin Great Atomic Power (w. Jeff Tweedy) Charlie Louvin Amazon
9Mark Spoelstra Civil Defense Sign Atomic Platters Amazon
10Elizabeth Cook And The Grascals The Great Atomic Power Song of America Amazon
11Elton Britt Uranium Fever Atomic Platters Amazon
12The Spirit Of Memphis Quartet Atomic Telephone The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
13The Blind Boys Of Alabama Atom Bomb Atom Bomb Amazon
14Golden Gate Quartet Atom and Evil 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
15The Five Stars Atom Bomb Baby Atomic Platters Amazon
16WBEN AM, Buffalo, NY CONELRAD Radio Alert "Real Thing" Atomic Platters Amazon
17Pete Seeger Study War No More (Peace): Talking Atom If I Had a Hammer-Songs of Hope & Struggle Amazon
18Sam Hinton Old Man Atom Atomic Platters Amazon
19Glenn Barber Atom Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
20Dude Martin's Round-Up Gang Atom Bomb Baby Atomic Platters Amazon
21Various WW2 Air Raid Siren Sound Effects Factory Amazon
22Oscar Aleman Tico Tico No Fuba Swing Guitar Masterpieces Amazon
23Connie Francis Civil Defense Spot: Be Prepared Today, For Survival Tomorrow Atomic Platters Amazon
24Fay Simmons You Hit Me Baby Like An Atomic Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
25Linda Hayes Atomic Baby Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
26Wanda Jackson Fujiyama Mama Atomic Platters Amazon
27Warren Smith Uranium Rock Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
28Bill Haley and his Comets Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town) Atomic Platters Amazon
29Groucho Marx Civil Defense Spot Atomic Platters Amazon
30Theme Peter Gunn Hit TV Themes Of The 50's Amazon
31Billy Chambers Fallout Shelter Atomic Platters Amazon
32The Ramones I Wanna Be Well Rocket to Russia (Expanded & Remastered) Amazon
33Beastie Boys Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Amazon
34Johnny Cash Civil Defense Spot: Help Ourselves Atomic Platters Amazon
35Pete Seeger The Willing Conscript Selections From The Best Of Broadside 1962-1988 Amazon
36Hank Williams No No Joe Like an Atom Bomb Amazon
37The Louvin Brothers The Great Atomic Power Close Harmony [Disc 1] Amazon
38Al Rogers and the Rocky Mountain Boys The Hydrogen Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
39The Sons Of The Pioneers Old Man Atom Country Legends Amazon
40Sonny Russell Fifty Megatons Atomic Platters Amazon

Sugar Sugar

Sugar Sugar
Sugar Sugar

We’ve got a theme show for you tonight: the last century of America’s music with a focus on candy, cake, pie, and cola…all with that magic (deadly?) insidious ingredient that lures us to it’s flavor. A sure example of a muse if there ever was one. Tune for the sounds of Bill Haley, Al Hirt, Duke Ellington, Elvis, and the Collins Kids (among others). It’s folk, blues, R&B, country, pop, and rock…all in good sweet fun on KWTF radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Temple Yum, Yum, Yum Broke, Black & Blue: Volume Four – Jumpin' At The Club Blue Flame Amazon
3Chuck Willis Sugar Sugar I Remember Chuck Willis / The King Of The Stroll Amazon
4Vocaltones Sugar Lump Spotlight Series : Vol. 2-Gee Records Amazon
5The Collins Kids Sugar Plum Hop, Skip And Jump [Disc 2] Amazon
6Peggy Lee Sugar (That Sugar Baby O' Mine) The Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
7Sammy Davis Jr. with The Mike Curb Congregation The Candy Man 70s Music Explosion Escape Amazon
8Bobby Bare Candy Coated Kisses (1964) All American Boy – CD 2 Amazon
9Dodie Stevens Candy Store Blues Ultimate Collection Amazon
10Jo Stafford Little Man With a Candy Cigar For You Amazon
11Julie London Yummy, Yummy, Yummy Ultra-Lounge: On the Rocks, Pt. 2 Amazon
12Lola Albright Candy Bombshells Amazon
13Eddie Kirk Candy Kisses The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 17 Amazon
14Little Jimmy Dickens Who Licked The Red Off Your Candy The Essential "Little" Jimmy Dickens Amazon
15John Fogerty Rhubarb Pie Deja Vu All Over Again Amazon
16Jay & The Techniques Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie 45's on CD, Vol. 4: 1967-1969 Amazon
17Dinah Shore Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy Presenting…The Best of the Blues – Vol. 2 Amazon
18Big Bill Lister RC Cola And Moon Pie Country Boy's Dream Amazon
19Red Foley & Evelyn Knight Tater Pie Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
20Skip & Flip Cherry Pie (1960 #11) Greatest Hit Singles Collection Amazon
21Marvin & Johnny Cherry Pie Art Laboe's Memories Of El Monte/The Roots Of L.A.'s Rock And Roll Amazon
22Jim Kweskin & Meredith Axelrod Candy Man Come On In Amazon
23Skeets McDonald Birthday Cake Boogie Skeets McDonald – One Classic Album & Singles Collection Amazon
24Texas Top Hands You Can't Have Your Cake Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 9] Amazon
25Art Neville Little Girl From The Candy Store Brother to Brother (Disc One:Art) Amazon
26Elvis Presley Cotton Candy Land Elvis Double Features: It Happened at the World's Fair & Fun in Acapulco Amazon
27The Collins Kids Soda Poppin' Around Hop, Skip & Jump [Disc 1] Amazon
28Johnny Burnette One Soda, Two Straws (2) The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD 8 Amazon
29Poorhouse Gorgeous Angel Food Cake Poorhouse Gorgeous Amazon
30Bonnie Guitar Candy Apple Red Singles 1 Amazon
31Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra;Ivie Anderson;Sonny Greer;Ray Nance;Harry Carney Chocolate Shake Wicked Swing Amazon
32Bill Kirchen She's A Yum Yum Raise A Ruckus Amazon
33The Iguanas Sugar Cane Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart Amazon
34Harry McClintock Big Rock Candy Mountain Classic Folk Music From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
35Muddy Waters Sugar Sweet The Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
36Peter, Paul & Mary Talkin' Candy Bar Blues A Song Will Rise Amazon
37The Harlem Hamfats The Candy Man Harlem Hamfats Vol. 4 1938-1939 Amazon

Free Form – December 2015

Free Form - December 2015
Free Form – December 2015

Every couple of months, Deeper Roots shares a free form playlist with host Dave Stroud. This week we’ll share ‘contemporary roots’ infused music including the sounds of Howell Devine, Jason Isbell, and Ian Tyson as well as a broad selection of R&B (from The Blenders), early blues (from Blind Lemon Jefferson), and ‘ding dong daddy’ country swing (featuring Bob Wills). We’ll also wrap it up with a festive foodie theme.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Ink Spots Street Of Dreams Greatest Hits Amazon
3The Delta Rhythm Boys Scandalize My Name I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem Amazon
4The Cats & The Fiddle I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 2] Amazon
5The Penguins Ookey Ook Great Googa Mooga [Ace] Amazon
6The Roosevelts Jitterbug Special The Real Blues Brothers Vol. 2 Amazon
7The Ravens Gotta Find My Baby OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
8The Blenders Don't Play Around with Love Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
9Robins My Baby Done Told Me Money Honey – Rise of the Black Bocal Group 51-53) Amazon
10Esther Phillips Your Love Is So Doggone Good [Album Version] Jazz Moods – Hot Amazon
11Hawkins, Coleman: The Bebop Years [Disc 2]: Cattin' at Keynote Blue Moon The Bebop Years [Disc 2] ~ Cattin' at Keynote Amazon
12Justin Townes Earle Workin' for the MTA Harlem River Blues [Explicit] Amazon
13Robert Plant Central Two-O-Nine Band Of Joy Amazon
14Jason Isbell Johnny Reb, That's Me You Don't Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold Amazon
15Howell Devine Boat's Up the River Delta Grooves Amazon
16Billy Walker Cross The Brazos At Waco Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
17Chris Smither No More Cane On The Brazos Still On The Levee CD 1 Amazon
18Odetta No More Cane On The Brazos 7 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Radio Tracks Amazon
19Red Foley & The Sunshine Boys (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) Johnny Cash: Artist's Choice – Music That Matters To Him Amazon
20Ian Tyson Ridin' Down the Canyon Boots Too Big to Fill: Tribute to Gene Autry Amazon
21Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys I'm a Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas) Legends of Country Music Disc 2 Amazon
22Asleep at the Wheel Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas (with Robert Earl Keen and Ray Benson) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
23Jerry Lee Lewis Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee A Half Century Of Hits ([Disc 2] of Box Set) Amazon
24Jo-El Sonnier Tear-Stained Letter Various Artists: THEME TIME RADIO HOUR – SEASON 2/[Disc 2] Amazon
25Clifton Chenier Accordion Boogie Louisiana Blues and Zydeco Amazon
26Blind Lemon Jefferson Hot Dogs The Complete Classic Sides Remastered: Atlanta & Chicago 1926 [Disc 2] Amazon
27Lil Johnson Sam The Hot Dog Man Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
28Rosie Flores Hot Dog Speed of Sound Amazon
29Dale Hawkins Hot Dog Rock'n'roll Tornado Amazon
30Bill Haley Hot Dog Buddy Buddy From Western Swing to R-O-C-K (4): Don't Knock the Rock Amazon
31Wanda Jackson Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
32Buck Owens Hot Dog Buck Owens Four Classic Albums [Disc 1] Amazon
33The Four Shells Hot Dog The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (5 of 9) Amazon
34Shakin' Stevens Hot Dog Chronology – The Epic Hit Singles #1 Amazon
35John Hiatt Adios To California Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns Amazon

There She Goes – KOWS 12/16/15

There She Goes
There She Goes

West County has seen it’s first consistent (and consecutive) days of rain and boy did we need it. El Nino looks to be making some waves. We’ll be making some waves this week on our Wednesday night foray into the past century of America’s music. We’ll hear new music from the Oxford American Georgia music issue, as well as a good share of early country, some Stephen Foster (by the Hamilton County Ramblers), and some Jelly Roll Morton. There will be a few local performers to sweeten the mix: Kevin Russell, Carl Hendel & Eddie Meisse, and an alumni of Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa…Dan Hicks. Tune in for music that keeps on giving.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Tommy Duncan Who Drank My Beer (While I Was In The Rear)? Gravy Train: Hillbilly Meets R&B Amazon
3Oklahoma Wranglers (Willis Bros) Invitation to the Blues Hillbilly Rhythm Amazon
4T. Texas Tyler Red Light Gravy Train: Hillbilly Meets R&B Amazon
5Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies My Galveston Gal Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 4 : Keep a Knockin' Amazon
6Carl Hendel & Eddie Meisse Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age Amazon
7Tut Taylor feat. Norman Blake Sweet Picking Time in Toomsboro, Ga. The Oxford American Southern Music 2016 (17th Edition: Georgia) Amazon
8Precious Bryant Georgia Buck The Oxford American Southern Music 2016 (17th Edition: Georgia) Amazon
9The Band & Emmylou Harris Evangeline A Musical History [Disc 5] Amazon
10John Prine There She Goes Bruised Orange Amazon
11Jerry Jeff Walker Viva Luckenbach Gypsy Songman: A Life In Song Amazon
12Carl Smith Are You Teasing Me The Essential Carl Smith (1950-1956) Amazon
13The Louvin Brothers Are You Teasing Me Close Harmony [Disc 3] Amazon
14Carolina Chocolate Drops Hello Stranger The Winding StreamThe Carters, The Cashes And The Course Of Country Music Amazon
15Maria Muldaur Me And My Chauffeur Blues Richland Woman Blues Amazon
16Black Bottom McPhail John Jack Newman & Others Amazon
17Jimmy Strange Yas Yas Yas Swingin' the Blues: 1931-1939 Amazon
18Lightnin' Hopkins Speedin' Boogie Po' Lightnin' Amazon
19Pete Johnson Boogie Woogie Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
20Kate & Anna McGarrigle Hard Times Come Again No More Songs Of The Civil War Amazon
21Robert Shaw Chorale Nelly Bly Stephen Foster Songbook Amazon
22Grandpa Jones Nelly Bly An American Original Amazon
23Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks I Scare Myself The Blue Thumb Years 1971-1973 Amazon
24Larry Jon Wilson Ohoopee River Bottomland [from the film Heartworn Highways] The Oxford American Southern Music 2016 (17th Edition: Georgia) Amazon
25Carl Perkins Don't Stop The Music Go Cat Go Amazon
26Jake Xerxes Fussell Raggy Levy The Oxford American Southern Music 2016 (17th Edition: Georgia) Amazon
27Dirty Dozen Brass Band Jelly Roll's Misgiving Jelly (The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Plays Jelly Roll Morton Amazon
28Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers The Pearls The Pearls Amazon
29Ry Cooder The Pearls/Tia Juana Jazz Amazon
30Dr. John Wild Honey City Lights Amazon
31John Fred Shirley Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
32Red Saunders & His Orchestra Honky Tonk Train Blues Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
33Freddie Slack With The Will Bradley Trio Down The Road A Piece Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon

Rock Billy Boogie

Rock Billy Boogie
Rock Billy Boogie

Join us for some unbridled passion featuring ducktails, attitude, and rocking rhythm…all in the tradition of the north, west, east, and south. We speak of that genre that keeps on churning: rockabilly. It’s a genre that’s seen more revivals than a traveling preacher in the Midwest and South during the late 1930s. The recordings were pretty rustic: a bass, some driving percussion, and excitable guitar riffs and the vocals often phrased by rebel yells. We’ll be tearing it up with some of the very best including Johnny Burnette’s Rock ‘n Roll Trio, Billy Lee Riley, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis…and those were just the top drawer stars. We’ll also hear from the ladies: Wanda Jackson, Charline Arthur, and Janis Martin as well as the more obscure sounds of Bobby Lord, Hoyt Stevens, and Roy Hall.